You only go to the dentist one or twice a year if you don't have any prmloebs
, and even if you do have a problem, you only go a few times more than that. I'd rather pay 10 dollars for a physician because I go there more often than I do the dentist.Also, dental care is really, really expensive, and it's hard for dental insurance companies to make money because people put the dentist last on their list of places to go unless they're in unbearable agony. Braces cost $5,000 and up where I live, and even a regular teeth cleaning costs three figures. We have a good friend who is a dentist, and he has a hard time earning a living because people put off going, and when they do come they don't like to have any work done anyway.I'm sure there are many other reasons for the copays being so high, but this is just my experience.